The Reign of Henry IV

The Reign of Henry IV

Rebellion and Survival, 1403-1413

Edited by Gwilym Dodd, Douglas Biggs

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York Medieval Press

Overview

Overview

Groundbreaking new essays provide a wealth of insight into a less-explored period of Henry's reign.
Investigations of Henry IV's reign have tended to concentrate on how he seized power, rather than how he governed. However, the period between 1403 and 1413 was no less dramatic and challenging for Henry than the initial years of his rule: he faced a series of rebellions, a financial crisis, deep-seated opposition in parliament, ill-health and a number of serious dilemmas relating to foreign policy. The essays here examine, and provide fresh interpretations of, both these particular aspects, and of broader topics adding to our understanding and government and society in the period, including the role of the lower clergy in parliament, and the mechanisms and scope of royal patronage.

Contributors: A.J. POLLARD, MICHAEL BENNETT, CHRIS GIVEN-WILSON, ANTHONY TUCK, HELEN WATT, MARK ARVANIGIAN, GWILYM DODD, A.K. MCHARDY, W. MARK ORMROD, DOUGLAS BIGGS, KATE PARKER

Details

April 2008
1 black and white, 2 line illustrations
260 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781903153239
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
York Medieval Press
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Anthony J Pollard
Henry IV, the Royal Succession and the Crisis of 1406 - Michael J Bennett
`The Quarrels of Old Women': Henry IV, Louis of Orléans, and Anglo-French Chivalric Challenges in the Early Fifteenth Century - Christopher Given-Wilson
`On Account of the Frequent Attacks and Invasions of the Welsh': The Effect of the Glyn Dwr Rebellion on Tax Collection in England - Helen Watt
Managing the North in the Reign of Henry IV, 1402-1408 - Mark Arvanigian
Patronage, Petitions and Grace: the `Chamberlain's Bills' of Henry IV's Reign - Gwilym Dodd
Henry IV: The Clergy in Parliament - Alison K. McHardy
The Rebellion of Archbishop Scrope and the Tradition of Opposition to Royal Taxation - W M Ormrod
An Ill and Infirm King: Henry IV, Health, and the Gloucester Parliament of 1407 - Doug Biggs
Politics and Patronage in Lynn, 1399-1416 - Kate Parker
The Earl of Arundel's Expedition to France, 1411 - A. Tuck

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All of the essays are noteworthy contributions to scholarship. SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL

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